Description: Tillandsia Samantha
|TILLANDSIA ‘Samantha’||Koide-Hyatt P||1989|
Medium / large mature rosette to 60cms. diameter x 70cms. tall in spike. Broad, soft grey/green recurving leaves. Upright branched inflorescence of pale pink to rose-coloured scape bracts with lateral green-bracted branches and pale yellow flowers. Named after the daughter of one of the leading European distributors, where released in early 2011. In January, 2013 T. Samantha won the Glass Tulip Award 2013 in the Netherlands for the Best New House Plant release in 2012, conducted by Flora Holland. Reg. Doc. 5/2012.
Country of origin: California USA
|Seed Parent: mooreana||Pollen Parent: kalmbacheri|
Position: They should receive bright, indirect sunlight. Indoors, an east or west facing window area is ideal. Outdoors under partially shaded conditions is fine but in the colder states protection from frost is required, so an undercover or indoor area is more appropriate.
Watering: As a general rule, a plant in a hot position will require watering every 2-3 days. In a dark, humid environment watering once per week can often be adequate. This can be achieved by misting or dunking the plant. If outdoors, a hose can be used. When dunking a plant, leave submerged in a bowl of water for 10-20 minutes before shaking off excess water. Air plants love to dry out completely between each watering and must never have water sitting at their base as this will cause the plant to rot.
Fertilisation: We recommend fertilising your Air Plants once a fortnight in the warmer months and once a month through winter. We sell Air Plant Fertiliser in our "Decor" section and this bottle can be diluted to create 1L of fertiliser.
Each living plant is unique and may vary slightly in size, colour or shape depending on the season. Flowering plants are sent when available.
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